PPRuNe Forums

PPRuNe Forums (https://www.pprune.org/)
-   Spectators Balcony (Spotters Corner) (https://www.pprune.org/spectators-balcony-spotters-corner-52/)
-   -   Interesting aircraft - what have you seen on your computer today? (https://www.pprune.org/spectators-balcony-spotters-corner/632932-interesting-aircraft-what-have-you-seen-your-computer-today.html)

treadigraph 2nd Jun 2020 10:22

Interesting aircraft - what have you seen on your computer today?
 
Thought a single thread on the more interesting and unusual aircraft we see passing over our heads or perhaps notice on ADSB might be ... of interest! So, wherever you are in the world, what have you seen?

Just noticed that the DLR flying laboratory Falcon 20 D-CMET flew westbound over London this morning and is currently doing 75 mile north/south runs at 34000' off the west coast of Ireland. Doing some form of meteorological research perhaps?

SpringHeeledJack 2nd Jun 2020 10:44

That Falcon went past outbound/inbound on Saturday, again out to the Atlantic off the West coast of Ireland. Perhaps trying to predict the next wave of less clement weather that is apparently heading our way for the next days. Either that or he's looking for Hy Brasil ;-)

JEM60 2nd Jun 2020 10:58

A340-600 going into Bournemouth again this morning from China. Big NHS lettering on fuselage. Think its the third trip there for it. 2 days ago, 747 Dream Lifter over Minehead to Taranto

750XL 2nd Jun 2020 11:18

https://www.flightradar24.com/DADLR/249d1a6f

D-ADLR, G550, doing the same.

thetimesreader84 2nd Jun 2020 11:23

Thereís a DC-6 currently on route to Stavanger in Norway from Yellowknife. 14 hour flight at 11,000í.

Madness.

pulse1 2nd Jun 2020 11:29

According to FR24, the A340's which have been coming into Bournemouth several times a day have been coming from Cardiff. I notice them because, they fly past my study window on final approach onto 08. Do they land at Cardiff to unload and then fly across to EGHH? The first flights to Tianjin a few weeks ago certainly came direct to EGHH.

SpringHeeledJack 2nd Jun 2020 11:34


There’s a DC-6 currently on route to Stavanger in Norway from Yellowknife. 14 hour flight at 11,000’.
That's interesting! Where can one follow it's progress ? No luck with the usual offerings. Is it going to retire in Norway ? Surely not hauling oil drilling equipment ?

thetimesreader84 2nd Jun 2020 11:40


Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack (Post 10799930)
That's interesting! Where can one follow it's progress ? No luck with the usual offerings. Is it going to retire in Norway ? Surely not hauling oil drilling equipment ?

its in & out of ADS-B just north of Scotland last I saw - maybe about 90 mins flying time to go.

I believe itís going to a Museum, but it is carrying one passenger - the Norwegian winner of this years Iditarod dogsled race!

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.c...ntl/index.html

JEM60 2nd Jun 2020 11:43

Just had a Spitfire past my bungalow in Chedburgh, Bury St. Eds. Nice.

Dave Gittins 2nd Jun 2020 11:51

DC6 and Yellowknife ? Does that mean Buffalo ??

Wannabedriver 2nd Jun 2020 12:10

Nice idea for a thread - sat in the sun earlier watching an A400 doing low/go around Newcastle.

wub 2nd Jun 2020 12:16

There is a Pilatus PC-6 doing aerial survey runs over Lanarkshire, for the third day in a row.

750XL 2nd Jun 2020 12:50


Originally Posted by thetimesreader84 (Post 10799912)
Thereís a DC-6 currently on route to Stavanger in Norway from Yellowknife. 14 hour flight at 11,000í.

Madness.

https://www.flightradar24.com/N151/249c8673

On approach to Bergen by the look of it

pa12 pilot 2nd Jun 2020 13:20


Originally Posted by thetimesreader84 (Post 10799912)
Thereís a DC-6 currently on route to Stavanger in Norway from Yellowknife. 14 hour flight at 11,000í.

Madness.

I think thatís one of the Everts planes. If itís the one Iím thinking about Itís heading for a museum in Norway. Its cargo includes a Norwegian musher and his dogs: they ran the Iditarod but couldnít return to Norway due to the coronavirus lock down.

pithblot 2nd Jun 2020 13:55

Not many around these days. DC6 or jobs flying them.
 
N151. YZF - SVG 15:44
What an interesting flight.

Everts are advertising for a DC6 FO.

https://www.latestpilotjobs.com/jobs...recruiter/2388
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....97656fb85c.png





ivor toolbox 2nd Jun 2020 14:10


Originally Posted by pulse1 (Post 10799924)
According to FR24, the A340's which have been coming into Bournemouth several times a day have been coming from Cardiff. I notice them because, they fly past my study window on final approach onto 08. Do they land at Cardiff to unload and then fly across to EGHH? The first flights to Tianjin a few weeks ago certainly came direct to EGHH.

No. They are Maleth Aero acquisitions, doing crew training OUT of Bournemouth.

Ttfn

L1649 2nd Jun 2020 14:45

Nordwind 777 from Moscow inbound to DSA overhead at 13000'.

Blue_Circle 2nd Jun 2020 15:07

We had a Wildcat come over an hour ago. I wouldn't go as far as to describe it as 'exciting' though; not compared to last week's flying visit from a Spitfire/Hurricane combo from the BBMF.

treadigraph 2nd Jun 2020 15:16


We had a Wildcat come over an hour ago
Westland or Grumman? :p

The DC-6 would have been a lovely thing to see... will they fly it for a bit or is it static? Can't imagine it will fly given the snags that have beset other European propliners recently.

WHBM 2nd Jun 2020 15:22

Several Tiger Moths (once a formation of three) up and down the Thames over Canary Wharf at about 1,500ft.


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:12.


Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.